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Bram Stokers Dracula Soundtrack
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|1. Dracula-The Beginning|
|2. Vampire Hunters|
|3. Mina's Photo|
|4. Lucy's Party|
|5. The Brides|
|6. The Storm|
|7. Love Remembered|
|8. The Hunt Builds|
|9. The Hunters Prelude|
|10. The Green Mist|
|12. The Ring Of Fire|
|13. Love Eternal|
|15. End Credits|
|16. Love Song For A Vampire - Annie Lennox|
Dracula ~ Bram Stoker's Dracula: Original
Top Customer Reviews
Lovely music though but not for romance or peace and quiet!!!!.
1) Hopeless Dread
In "Dracula - The Beginning," "The Storm," and "The Hunt Builds," there's a steady buildup of voices and instruments dragging you from "Uh oh" to "This is the sound of apocalypse." The use of crescendo and the choir's abandon make it clear something awful is happening at these points in the movie. These pieces have a neo-martial power that makes the heart quicken. Particularly in "The Storm," the horn attack almost sounds like "You're DEAD...you're DEAD...you're DEAD..." As for "The Ring of Fire," there's no structure - just a blend of cackling and wrong notes leading to a moment of pure cold shock.
2) Elegant Dischord
"Lucy's Party" and "The Brides" seem nice and flowery at first, but after about ten seconds you can tell that something's wrong. There are off-key notes and melodies that don't blend with the strings; it's a melodic signature for Dracula's presence in the story.
3) Disarming Beauty
The brutality of "The Storm" leaves you stunned and vulnerable to "Love Remembered." No wrath, no sucker-punch climax...just a sad and beautiful song. This approach, also used in "Love Eternal" and "Ascension," reminds us that the only reason Vlad became Dracula was the hope of being reunited with his wife.
Annie Lennox's tacked-on "Love Song for A Vampire" is a nice finale, but it pulls us out of the red-skied decadence made so vivid during Kilar's score. Get this album and Kilar's score for "Death and The Maiden." You'll hear some of the same tricks, and they work just as well.
Prepare yourself for a musical composition like none your auditory sense has ever experienced. Wojceich Kilar (who cares if you cannot pronounce his name!) has scored a... An... No singular adjective can possibly describe it. Let me put it this way - this score will sink its teeth into you (pun intended). And you will do the same in return. The entire score - not including the incongruous "Love Song For A Vampire" - is superb. Kilar completely eschews melodies, relying on a repetitive, minimalistic style. Even with its all too familiar "Mars the Bringer of War" style march, "Vampire Hunters" serves this symphony well. However, it is three particular pieces that tower over the rest.
"Dracula - The Beginning" is a perfect prologue, building from eerie, relentless, stringent notes, climaxing in a crescendo of blaring brass (in the film, this signified Dracula's rejection of God and his embracing of Satan). While this works well with the film, the entire score is better, more haunting, more nightmarish on its own. No greater example than in "The Storm". It begins with a soft - albeit quite mysterious - plucking of harp strings, tarrying until it has reached the faintest, gentlest note - piercing brass curtly disrupts this lull. After an unnerving passage of music, brass once again busts through the door, leading to repetitive, stentorian phrases accompanied by kettle drum and an otherworldly chorale arrangement. After electrifying blasts of brass, the chorus begins an ethereal chant of ascending and descending utterances - this particular section left me awe-struck. The piece appropriately ends with the gothic sounds of a cathedral organ.Read more ›
Most recent customer reviews
When I first saw Bram Stoker's Dracula in the theaters, the music didn't initially catch my interest. Of course when this movie came out, I was in elementary school. Read morePublished on July 19 2004 by beatsforte
Wow-Surreal, intense, passionate, & romantic. A true gem in modern classical music (and music for films for that matter). Read morePublished on July 15 2004
I have all Kilar's soundtracks but this one is my favorite.
"Dracula - The Begining" is very emotional at first but then it gets very boring and may make a listener... Read more
This is beautifully sinister and moving music and perfect for this film. What a perfect match! It's certainly one of my favorite "dark" CD's, when I'm in the mood for sad... Read morePublished on May 2 2004 by I ain't no porn writer
The motion picture soundtrack for Bram Stoker's Dracula is one of my favorites. This film is my favorite film of all time. The power of the music just takes my breath away. Read morePublished on March 28 2004 by Kate Priddle
This is, by far, the best stand-alone horror soundtrack I have ever heard. While the theme to Jaws is great while watching the movie, the Dracula soundtrack triggers feelings and... Read morePublished on July 4 2003 by Ben Sumner
This score is vivid and greatly done. "Dracula" is a strong piece to start the score. "Vampire Hunters" is now the classic and bold piece from the film. Read morePublished on June 7 2003
This score is so hauntingly wonderful. I have the movie on tape and had the CD for a while. This is great horror/classical/gothic music. Not for the squeamish soul. Read morePublished on July 9 2002 by Calvary